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Ball Watch lights up WATCHPRO Salon with its glowing Engineer Hydrocarbon Original watches

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BALL Watches is legendary for its rugged tool watches that come to life in the harshest conditions.

Its Engineer Hydrocarbon Original is a classic example, a collection of dive watches lit up by luminous gas tubes underneath the dial so they can be read deep underwater.

BALL Watches has introduced versions with blue and green dials and matching ceramic bezels this year, both of which will be available to try on and buy at WATCHPRO Salon in November for £2580 on a steel bracelet or £2,490 on a rubber strap.

Engineer Hydrocarbon Original balances functionality with design in a sporty and sophisticated-looking timepiece.

They are water-resistant to 200m/660 ft and have micro tubes of H₃ gas inside the sapphire bezel, on the hands and, for the first time, under the dial.

This cutting-edge Swiss technology does not require an external charging source and consists of glass micro capsules filled with gas. These are up to 100 times brighter than the Super LumiNova paint usually used in the watchmaking industry.

The 43mm steel watches are powered by the COSC-certified automatic calibre BALL RR1102-CSL, which is protected by a patented Amortiser shockproof system to survive shocks of up to 7,500 G and anti-magnetic to 80,000 A/m thanks to the mu-metal shielding.

Try and buy BALL Watches at WATCHPRO Salon

BALL Watches is one of the star brands at this year’s WATCHPRO Salon, a showcase of prestige watchmakers and a chance for brands, retailers and press to meet collectors and enthusiasts in 5-star luxury.

The two-day event takes place from November 12 to 13 at The Londoner, a brand new 5-star hotel on London’s Leicester Square.

Other confirmed exhibitors include:

ALLEMANO | BALL WATCH | BA1110D | BIANCHET | BONHAMS | BRITISH HOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE | CHARLES GIRARDIER | CHRISTOPHER WARD | CYRUS | CZAPEK | DELMA | DOXA | DUCKWORTH PRESTEX | GRAHAM | GRAND SEIKO | IKEPOD | JUNGHANS | LAURENT FERRIER | MARATHON | MAURICE LACROIX | MECCHANICHE VELOCI | MICHEL HERBELIN | ORIS | PARMIGIANI FLEURIER | PEQUIGNET | PERRELET | QLOCKTWO | SCATOLA DEL TEMPO | SCHOFIELD | SIDEREUS | SINN | SPEAKE-MARIN | SWISS CAPSULE | SWISS KUBIK | THE SPLINED HUB | TRIBUS | U-BOAT | VICTORINOX | VOUTILAINEN | WOLF | WILLIAM WOOD WATCHES | ZEITWINKEL

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